Saturday Oct 08, 2016
WASHINGTON: Special Envoy of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Indian occupied Kashmir, Mushahid Hussain Syed met Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, Peter Lavoy on Friday where he briefed the latter about the situation in occupied Kashmir.
Mushahid Hussain informed Peter Lavoy about Indian atrocities and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and said that Indian aggression has adversely impacted the security situation in South Asia.
The Special Envoy also submitted a dossier containing evidences of the atrocities carried out by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir to Peter Lavoy.
Mushahid Hussain said the silence of the international community, especially the United States, on the Kashmir atrocities has proven to be dangerous for the security situation in the region.
“Kashmir issue is important. Without peace in occupied Kashmir it is not possible to have peace in the region,” said Mushahid Hussain, who was also accompanied by Shezra Mansab, another Kashmir Envoy, during the meeting.
Earlier this week Mushahid Hussain had said the recent escalation in Pak-India tensions could adversely affect the war against terrorism on Pakistan’s western borders. Addressing Pakistani & Kashmiri Diaspora at a dinner held at Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC, he had said the conflict between the two nuclear-armed rivals was not only detrimental to the stability of the region but also hindered the United States’ policies and objectives pertaining to the region.